Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Post offices in Yellowstone

We came across 3 post offices in Yellowstone while we were there - the Lake Hotel, Mammoth Hot Springs, and Old Faithful. With all the problems (see link for proposal to slow down first class mail delivery) that the USPS has been having I was a little surprised. Perhaps these are only for the summer - except for Mammoth which seems to have a permanent ‘settlement’ - but could it not be served by the post office in Gardiner (which is about 5 miles away)? I realize that the cost savings aren't that substantial nor are they on the following list of post offices that could be closed but perhaps the problem is that instead of focusing on the cost side they might also want to focus on the revenue side.

Would it have been more useful if these post offices could have sold Internet access instead of stamps?

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